Sedimentary Rocks

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Sedimentary Rocks

It’s Rock Week, so let’s rock!

Sedimentary rocks are sandy looking rocks with fine particles, otherwise called sediment. These rocks form on the surface of the Earth. They are made up of other rocks, clay particles, mud, sand grains and fragments of plants, shells or animals. Colours can vary depending on the contents of the rock.

Geology.com has an excellent list of sedimentary rocks that you can use to identify some of the rocks in your backyard or campground. Check it out at: Pictures of Sedimentary Rocks.

Here’s a video from Dr. Matthew Genge that should help you understand where these rocks come from:


Learn About Sedimentary Rocks

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